When the New York Mets moved to newly constructed Citi Field, fans insisted they bring the traditional Home Run Apple with them. The team opted retire the original 1980 apple, displaying it by the bullpen entrance, and to replace it with a new modernized version.
Mets Home Run Apple
At 18 feet in diameter; the new Mets Apple is significantly larger than the original, and is also updated with LED lights that highlight the Mets logo. Uni-Systems Engineering designed, supplied, and installed the Mets Home Run Apple mechanization system. A hydraulic drive system lifts the apple 15 feet in the air in just 3 seconds, and then slowly lowers the apple back into its housing in approximately 30 seconds. The system recharges in approximately 3 minutes, and is ready for the next home run.